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RC35 Scottish Championships Sees 'Banshee' Leading on Ascog Bay

23rd June 2019
Defending Champion Animal on Ascog Bay off the Isle of Bute on day one of the Luddon Construction RC35 Scottish Championships Defending Champion Animal on Ascog Bay off the Isle of Bute on day one of the Luddon Construction RC35 Scottish Championships Photo: Cameron Shaw

The competitive eight boat fleet was treated to glorious conditions in Ascog Bay off the Isle of Bute on day one of the Luddon Construction RC35 Scottish Championships writes Robin Young.

Day one of the annual championships held under the burgee of the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club saw a generally southerly wind of between 6 and 15 knots and sunny skies. The race committee did an excellent job to get four quality races away in short order.

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The two Corby's of John Stamp and Charlie Frize got off to a good start sharing a first and a second each in the first two races. As the wind began to lighten in the later races Animal capitalised with two bullets in the last two races of the day.

RC35 2Jings lies fifth Photo Cameron Shaw

The rest of the fleet are tightly packed as ever with Blue Jay having an ever-improving day to lead the chasing bunch.

With similar conditions forecast for the second day of the event all the competitors will be looking forward to another great day on the water.

RC35 1Blue Jay Photo: Cameron Shaw

Published in ICRA, RC35, Scottish Waters, Clyde
Robin Young

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Robin Young is A Scottish-based RC35 sailor

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